Amazon Creates Way to Keep People from Buying You Bad Gifts

Is there anything Amazon can’t do? The company has just patented technology that would allow users to ‘block’ certain kinds of actions: as in, you can ask Amazon to make sure that your Aunt Brenda can’t buy you another ugly maternity sweater by allowing you to “pre-exchange” it. Consumerist has all the details, and here’s a mockup of how a page might look:

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